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Diamondbacks, Paul Goldschmidt agree to an extension

Mar 29, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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No details are known yet, but Jim Bowden breaks the news that the Diamondbacks and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt have agreed to a contract extension.

2012 was his first full season in the bigs, and he showed he belonged, hitting .286/.359/.490 with 20 home runs, 82 RBI, 18 stolen bases and an .850 OPS. While he isn’t arbitration-eligible until after the 2014 season and while he is under team control though 2017, the Diamondbacks obviously wanted to leave nothing to chance with him.


  1. jcmeyer10 - Mar 29, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    I want to make a joke about grit here, but don’t want to kill it.

    • chacochicken - Mar 29, 2013 at 11:11 AM

      One contingency of the contract is Paul must change his last name to “Gritschmidt”. Nobody has gold on a Kirk Gibson coached team.

  2. pinkfloydprism - Mar 29, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Let’s hope this is not a replay of what happened with Chris Young and Chris Snyder when the D’Backs decided to sign them to extension after 1 good year. They really do not have a great track record with signing young guys to extensions.

  3. johnstjc - Mar 29, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    how come all these pre arb deals are always for around 30 million…prices don’t seem to be going up on them like fa contracts and later extensions

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